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Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy

Circa 1920-1940: Here is a wonderful Illinois River mallard hen decoy in the turned head form that features completely original and untouched painted surface. The decoy is done in the typical hollowed out two-piece construction common to Illinois River birds and has a flat bottom that would make it balance well in turbulent conditons. Although this duck is well made and distictively carved, its maker is yet unknown to us. We are certain that future researchers will identify the anonymous Illinois folk artist who carved and decorated this unusual decoy, but, until then, the carver will remain anonymous. Nonetheless, this is a beautiful bird and will be a fine addition to any collection of quality antique duck decoys.

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Turned Head Illinois River Mallard Hen Decoy in Original Paint For Sale

Antique Illinois River Decoy with Turned Head (1920s-1940s)

For Sale: $395

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